Thursday, 05 July 2018

How to Keep Clean with Pets

No matter how much we love our four-legged family members, we all know they can be pretty messy.  Shedding fur, dirty paws, unpleasant odors -- you name it!  Whether you’re a first-time puppy owner or the neighborhood cat lady, the following simple tips will help you keep your space in tip-top shape.

Manage Pet Hair

One of the most persistent issues pet owners face is animal hair on floors, furniture and clothing.  Use the following tips to effectively clean out your pet’s shedding fur.  Additionally, grooming your pet regularly will keep it from shedding as much.

  1. Pet Hair on Furniture: Place an old towel or sheet over your pet’s favorite resting places, and periodically shake it outside before washing it.
  2. Pet Hair on Rugs: Vacuum in multiple directions. Then, use a rubber rake or a squeegee (for low-pile carpeting) to clean out every last hair.
  3. Pet Hair on Clothing and Upholstery: Tape rollers do a great job at removing pet hair from clothes. Loop a ribbon through the handle and hang one from the doorknob inside each closet throughout the house so they’re always available to use.  For upholstery, use your vacuum’s upholstery tool or a hand vacuum with a motorized beater-bar attachment.  Lint brushes designed for clothing and dry sponges (sold at pet supply stores) are also effective tools.

 

Keeping Paws Clean

If you take your pet on walks, keep a shallow container filled one-third of the way with room-temperature water by your front door.  When you return from the walk, dip each of your pet’s paws in the water and dry them off with the towel.  Voila -- no dirt inside the house!

Work Quickly on Stains

Pet stains that are left unattended to can permanently damage furniture and carpets.  If your pet has an accident in your house, it’s important to clean it as soon as possible.  Remove any solid residue with a dull knife, then blot the stain with a clean cloth.  Mix ¼ teaspoon clear dishwashing liquid with one cup tepid water, and use this solution to blot the stain with a clean towel.  Rinse by blotting the stain with a towel dampened with tepid water.  Alternate between the soapy towel and the clean, damp towel until the stain is no longer visible.

Use Common Household Items

Unpleasant pet odors can be easily addressed with everyday household items.  Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it sit for a couple of hours before vacuuming.  You’ll immediately notice that the room will smell much better!  Vinegar is another effective odor-eliminator.  Just spray some vinegar in the air; as the vinegar smell dissipates, so will the pet odor!

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

A professional cleaning service like Classmaids can help you keep your home sparkling clean -- even if you have the messiest pet in the world!  Save yourself the hassle of cleaning by handing the task over to one of our experienced, meticulous cleaning specialists.  You can enjoy your pet’s company, and we’ll do the rest!  We use only non-toxic biodegradable cleaning products, which are safe for your pet (and you too!).  Book your cleaning by going to our website at www.classmaids.com or by calling us at (561) 470-9200.